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is going to be closed for another hour while the investigation continues. >>> pope benedict xvi is doing something that hasn't been done in 600 years, resign. his decision to step down at the end of this month has stunned catholics around the world. >> i have to be honest, i'm as shocked and as startled as all of you. >> 85-year-old pontiff says he will step down after nearly 7 years as pope because he is simply too old to carry on. in a statement, he said, quote, my strength due to the advanced age no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry and now the catholic church is faced with finding a replacement in the middle of one of the holiest times. kpix 5 reporter len ramirez is in santa clara and len, speculation over who will be the next pope is under way. >> reporter: that's right. speculation around the world. we're here at mission santa clara and the california missions are a living example of the spread of the catholic faith into the new world 200 years ago. today the church is still spreading but now mostly in the third worl
to see pope benedict celebrate mass in public for the last >>> catholics packed vatican city today to see pope benedict celebrate mass in public for the last time. thousands of faithful gave the pope a long ovation near the end of today's ash wednesday service. >>> and in case you have forgotten, tomorrow is valentine's day and roses are selling everywhere from grocery stores to high end florist. how they stack up. >> reporter: for some, the way to their heart is through the stomach. >> dinner out. >> valentine's chocolates. >> reporter: but the most popular is by far flowers. >> love getting roses. >> reporter: the cost of the sweetheart's sweet smelling treat can vary depending on where you buy them. but does more money mean better roses? florist was enlisted to find out. comparing this $9.99 bunch from a grocery to $14.99. and this bunch for $45 from a small florist along with this $90 from an upscale floral designer nnchts good shape. >> reporter: she was impressed with the long stems and packaged. and she said both the $45 and $14.99 were
much. we learned today that pope benedict xvi is hard of hearing and partially blind in one eye. that's from a journalist who interviewed him recently. in ten days, the pope, who is 85 will retire as head of the catholic church. last night he prayed with some of the cardinals who will choose his successor. he then began a week long spiritual retreat. benedict's time as pope has beenl turbulent.ee in the u.s., church attendanceul is down, there is a shortage of priests, and legal settlements from the sex abuse scandal have cost billions of dollars. the boston archdiocese has closed dozens of churches, but in one of those, parishioners have staged a sit-in that's been going on now for eight years. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: every friday night, christine arnold and her 14- year-old triplets sean, scott and christian, arrive for their overnight shift at st. francis church. the triplets have been coming here since they were six years old. would it be weird to not come here on a friday night? >> it wouldn't feel right. >> reporter: why not? >> because, like, this kind of like our s
expected. in a history making move, pope benedict xvi changed the law of conclave. it allows the college of cardinals to skip the previously required 15-day waiting period before electing his successor. >> should do it as quickly as possible. >> i'm surprised. i thought it would take longer. >> the vatican would like a new pope in place before easter week begins march 24th. kpix 5's len ramirez tells us a former bay area archbishop will help select the new holy father. len. >> reporter: exactly right, cardinal william levada is familiar to many bay area catholics having served as the archbishop of san francisco. tomorrow he embarks on a historic trip. never before has a cardinal with such strong bay area ties traveled to rome to be part of the conclave that will choose the next pope. and the cardinal said today a lot would be on his mind. >> a map of faith, a map of prayer, a person who has shown qualities of leadership. >> reporter: cardinal levada one of the most powerful american in the catholic church listed some of the qualities he w
, benedict xvi held his last audience as pope before he steps down tomorrow, and alan pizzey was there. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: it was one of his last public appearances and the normally shy pope made the most of it. causing to bless babies thrust towards him. the pope thanked the crowd and told them he was fully aware of the seriousness and novelty of his decision to resign. some of the cardinals, the princes of the church who will choose the new pope, were in the square. >> described as being a ship tossed on stormy seasons. his 8 year papacy had moments of joy light and also moments that haven't been easy and that at times it seemed as if the lord was sleeping. many in the crowd were moved to tears and the universal feeling towards the departing pope was good will. the vatican said that starting tomorrow benedict will retreat from view and lead a life of prayer and meditation. today he seemed more than happy with the plan. allen pizzey, rome. >> wall street is not retreating. far from it. the dow shot up 175 points today after federal reserve signal that interest rates
airlines will be hon order. the fewer honored. >>> pope benedict xvi held a meeting with priests today telling them he will be hidden from view when he steps down at the end of the month. he says he will live a life of prayer in a former monastery inside the vatican walls. the conclave is expected to begin in march and the election of a new pope is expected to draw millions. the last conclave back in 2005 attracted four million pilgrims. >> that's about half the number of people who moved to california since the snowstorm in the east. >>> see all these ryder trucks moving west on i-80. you would know why. we have some of the best weather. you know? around here this is a great climate in northern california. not too hot, not too cold. maybe today the porridge was just right. highs around 70 degrees. there is a look from oakland toward the beautiful new bay bridge and the port of oakland in the foreground camera bouncing around a bit because we're zooming tonight. 70 in oakland. 74 vacaville. not a cloud in the sky. where are we right now? 67 in co
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